Along Gypsy Trails
- A tribute to LEON ZUCKERT
LEON ZUCKERT became well known across Canada
and the U.S. in the 1930's and 1940's through his long running
weekly broadcasts on the Canadian Radio Commission (now Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation - CBC). Programs such
as: To the Wild Rose, Along Gypsy Trails, and Seville Fair, in
which Leon Zuckert directed the CBC orchestra,
were the most popular radio shows in Canada at that time!
In addition to selections from the historic CBC programs - live
to air from the CBC Playhouse in Toronto, this two-CDs set contains
compositions of Leon Zuckert performed by celebrated soloists,
ensembles and Orchestras. Among them: cellist Ofra Harnoy,
violist Rivka Golani, The Orford String
Quartet, The Toronto Symphony conducted
by Walter Susskind, and the CBC orchestra
conducted by Leon Zuckert himself.
Issued in cooperation with CBC Radio Music, celebrating
its 60th anniversary in 1996, each disk in this two-CDs collection
contains over 79 minutes of delightful and engaging musical gems,
some of which are among the earliest ever CBC music
A tribute to a fascinating chapter in Canadian Radio, Canadian
music history and one of its first exponents.